Structural Design for Fire Safety

Structural Design for Fire Safety
  • Author : Andrew H. Buchanan,Anthony Kwabena Abu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 437
  • Relase : 2017-01-30
  • ISBN : 9780470972892

Structural Design for Fire Safety Book Review:

Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition Andrew H. Buchanan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Anthony K. Abu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand A practical and informative guide to structural fire engineering This book presents a comprehensive overview of structural fire engineering. An update on the first edition, the book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs. Further additions include: calculation methods for membrane action in floor slabs exposed to fires; a chapter on composite steel-concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from fire growth and development to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods of calculating fire severity and fire resistance are then described in detail, together with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing for structural fire safety in buildings constructed from structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber. Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building officials, and it will be useful for many others including architects, code writers, building designers, and firefighters. Key features: • Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples. •Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings. • A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience. An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.

Structural Design for Fire Safety

Structural Design for Fire Safety
  • Author : Andrew H. Buchanan,Anthony Kwabena Abu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2016-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781118700389

Structural Design for Fire Safety Book Review:

Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition Andrew H. Buchanan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Anthony K. Abu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand A practical and informative guide to structural fire engineering This book presents a comprehensive overview of structural fire engineering. An update on the first edition, the book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs. Further additions include: calculation methods for membrane action in floor slabs exposed to fires; a chapter on composite steel-concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from fire growth and development to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods of calculating fire severity and fire resistance are then described in detail, together with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing for structural fire safety in buildings constructed from structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber. Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building officials, and it will be useful for many others including architects, code writers, building designers, and firefighters. Key features: • Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples. •Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings. • A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience. An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.

Structural Design for Fire Safety

Structural Design for Fire Safety
  • Author : Andrew H. Buchanan,Anthony Kwabena Abu
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2016-12-08
  • ISBN : 9781118700396

Structural Design for Fire Safety Book Review:

Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition Andrew H. Buchanan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Anthony K. Abu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand A practical and informative guide to structural fire engineering This book presents a comprehensive overview of structural fire engineering. An update on the first edition, the book describes new developments in the past ten years, including advanced calculation methods and computer programs. Further additions include: calculation methods for membrane action in floor slabs exposed to fires; a chapter on composite steel-concrete construction; and case studies of structural collapses. The book begins with an introduction to fire safety in buildings, from fire growth and development to the devastating effects of severe fires on large building structures. Methods of calculating fire severity and fire resistance are then described in detail, together with both simple and advanced methods for assessing and designing for structural fire safety in buildings constructed from structural steel, reinforced concrete, or structural timber. Structural Design for Fire Safety, 2nd edition bridges the information gap between fire safety engineers, structural engineers and building officials, and it will be useful for many others including architects, code writers, building designers, and firefighters. Key features: • Updated references to current research, as well as new end-of-chapter questions and worked examples. •Authors experienced in teaching, researching, and applying structural fire engineering in real buildings. • A focus on basic principles rather than specific building code requirements, for an international audience. An essential guide for structural engineers who wish to improve their understanding of buildings exposed to severe fires and an ideal textbook for introductory or advanced courses in structural fire engineering.

Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures, Third Edition

Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures, Third Edition
  • Author : John A. Purkiss,Long-Yuan Li
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 454
  • Relase : 2013-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781466585478

Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures, Third Edition Book Review:

Designing structures to withstand the effects of fire is challenging, and requires a series of complex design decisions. This third edition of Fire Safety Engineering Design of Structures provides practising fire safety engineers with the tools to design structures to withstand fires. This text details standard industry design decisions, and offers expert design advice, with relevant historical data. It includes extensive data on materials’ behaviour and modeling -- concrete, steel, composite steel-concrete, timber, masonry, and aluminium. While weighted to the fire sections of the Eurocodes, this book also includes historical data to allow older structures to be assessed. It extensively covers fire damage investigation, and includes as far back as possible, the background to code methods to enable the engineer to better understand why certain procedures are adopted. What’s new in the Third Edition? An overview in the first chapter explains the types of design decisions required for optimum fire performance of a structure, and demonstrates the effect of temperature rise on structural performance of structural elements. It extends the sections on less common engineering materials. The section on computer modelling now includes material on coupled heat and mass transfer, enabling a better understanding of the phenomenon of spalling in concrete. It includes a series of worked examples, and provides an extensive reference section. Readers require a working knowledge of structural mechanics and methods of structural design at ambient conditions, and are helped by some understanding of thermodynamics of heat transfer. This book serves as a resource for engineers working in the field of fire safety, consultants who regularly carry out full fire safety design for structure, and researchers seeking background information. Dr John Purkiss is a chartered civil and structural engineer/consultant and former lecturer in structural engineering at Aston University, UK. Dr Long-Yuan Li is Professor of Structural Engineering at Plymouth University, UK, and a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers.

Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety

Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety
  • Author : Jean Marc Franssen,Venkatesh Kodur,Raul Zaharia
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 182
  • Relase : 2009-05-06
  • ISBN : 9780203875490

Designing Steel Structures for Fire Safety Book Review:

Structural design in fire conditions is conceptually similar to structural design in normal temperature conditions, but often more difficult because of internal forces induced by thermal expansion, strength reduction due to elevated temperatures, much larger deflections, and numerous other factors. Before making any design decisions it is esse

Structural Fire Engineering

Structural Fire Engineering
  • Author : Kevin J. LaMalva,Structures Engineering Institute (American Society of Civil Engineers). Fire protection Committee
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2018
  • ISBN : 0784415048

Structural Fire Engineering Book Review:

Prepared by the Fire Protection Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE Structural Fire Engineering provides best practices for the field of performance-based structural fire engineering design. When structural systems are heated by fire, they experience thermal effects that are not contemplated by conventional structural engineering design. Traditionally, structural fire protection is prescribed for structures after they have been optimized for ambient design loads, such as gravity, wind, and seismic, among others. This century-old prescriptive framework endeavors to reduce the heating of individual structural components with the intent of mitigating the risk of structural failure under fire exposure. Accordingly, the vulnerability of buildings to structural failure from uncontrolled fire varies across jurisdictions-which have differing structural design requirements for ambient loads-and as a function of building system and component configuration. As an alternative approach, Standard ASCE 7-16 permits the application of performance-based structural fire design (also termed structural fire engineering design) to evaluate the performance of structural systems explicitly under fire exposure in a similar manner as other design loads are treated in structural engineering practice. Structural fire engineering design is the calculated design of a structure to withstand the thermal load effects of fire, which have the potential to alter the integrity of a structure, based on specific performance criteria. This manual, MOP 138, addresses the current practice, thermal and structural analysis methods, and available information to support structural fire engineering design. It covers - Background information on the protection of structures from fire and the effects of fire on different types of construction, - Key distinctions between standard fire resistance design and structural fire engineering design, - Guidance for evaluating thermal boundary conditions on a structure because of fire exposure and on conducting heat transfer calculations based on the material thermal properties, - Performance objectives for structures under fire exposure, and - Analysis techniques that can be used to quantify structural response to fire effects. This Manual of Practice is a valuable resource for structural engineers, architects, building officials, and academics concerned with performance-based design for structural fire safety.

Fire Safety Design for Tall Buildings

Fire Safety Design for Tall Buildings
  • Author : Feng Fu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 226
  • Relase : 2021-02-19
  • ISBN : 9781000338348

Fire Safety Design for Tall Buildings Book Review:

Fire Safety Design for Tall Buildings provides structural engineers, architects, and students systematic introductions to fire safety design for tall buildings based on current analysis methods, design guidelines, and codes. It covers almost all aspects of fire safety design that an engineer or an architect might encounter—such as performance-based design, the basic principles of fire development and heat transfer This book also sets out an effective way of preventing the progressive collapse of a building in fire, and it demonstrates 3D modeling techniques to perform structural fire analysis with examples that replicate real fire incidents such as Twin Towers and WTC7. This helps readers to understand the design of structures and analyze their behavior in fire.

Performance-based Design of Structural Steel for Fire Conditions

Performance-based Design of Structural Steel for Fire Conditions
  • Author : Structural Engineering Institute. Special Design Issues--Fire Protection Committee
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 124
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 0784409633

Performance-based Design of Structural Steel for Fire Conditions Book Review:

MOP 114 presents a new method developed to improve the design of structural steel for fire conditions.

Structural Fire Protection

Structural Fire Protection
  • Author : T. T. Lie
  • Publisher : Amer Society of Civil Engineers
  • Pages : 241
  • Relase : 1992-01-01
  • ISBN : 0872628884

Structural Fire Protection Book Review:

Provides a basis for developing new standards to calculate the fire resistance of structural members, mostly in buildings. Considers building codes and techniques of fire protection, the behavior of fire in enclosed spaces and its effect on various building materials, and methods for calculating fir

Performance-Based Fire Engineering of Structures

Performance-Based Fire Engineering of Structures
  • Author : Yong Wang,Ian Burgess,František Wald,Martin Gillie
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 394
  • Relase : 2012-06-22
  • ISBN : 9780203868713

Performance-Based Fire Engineering of Structures Book Review:

Major events notably the Broadgate fire in London, New York‘s World Trade Center collapse, and the Windsor Tower fire in Madrid as well as the enlightening studies at the Cardington fire research project have given international prominence to performance-based structural fire engineering. As a result, structural fire engineering has increasingly at

Fixed Offshore Platforms:Structural Design for Fire Resistance

Fixed Offshore Platforms:Structural Design for Fire Resistance
  • Author : Mavis Sika Okyere
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2018-06-19
  • ISBN : 9780429890307

Fixed Offshore Platforms:Structural Design for Fire Resistance Book Review:

This book examines the fire-resistant design of fixed offshore platforms. It describes the required loading, load combinations, strength and stability checks for structural elements. It also explains the design of tubular joints, fatigue analysis, dynamic analysis, and impact analysis, Fire resistance, fire, explosion and blast effect analysis, fire protection materials, and safety.

Fire Design of Steel Structures

Fire Design of Steel Structures
  • Author : Jean-Marc Franssen,Paulo Vila Real
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 2016-10-10
  • ISBN : 9783433607015

Fire Design of Steel Structures Book Review:

This book explains and illustrates the rules that are given in the Eurocodes for designing steel structures subjected to fire. After the first introductory chapter, Chapter 2 explains how to calculate the mechanical actions (loads) in the fire situation based on the information given in EN 1990 and EN 1991. Chapter 3 is dedicated to the models which represent the thermal actions created by the fire. Chapter 4 describes the procedures to be used to calculate the temperature of the steelwork from the temperature of the compartment and Chapter 5 shows how the information given in EN 1993-1-2 is used to determine the load bearing capacity of the steel structure. Chapter 6 presents the essential features that characterize the advanced calculation models, for thermal and mechanical response. The methods used to evaluate the fire resistance of bolted and welded connections are described in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 describes a computer program called `Elefir-EN? which is based on the simple calculation model given in the Eurocode and allows designers to quickly and accurately calculate the performance of steel components in the fire situation. Chapter 9 looks at the issues that a designer may be faced with when assessing the fire resistance of a complete building. This is done via a case study and addresses most of the concepts presented in the previous chapters. For this second edition the content has been revised and extended. The book contains some new sections, e.g. a comparison between the simple and the advanced calculation, as well as additional examples.

Structural Fire Engineering

Structural Fire Engineering
  • Author : Venkatesh Kodur,Mohannad Naser
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2020-02-28
  • ISBN : 9781260128598

Structural Fire Engineering Book Review:

Actionable strategies for the design and construction of fire-resistant structures This hands-on guide clearly explains the complex building codes and standards that relate to fire design and presents hands-on techniques engineers can apply to prevent or mitigate the effects of fire in structures. Dedicated chapters discuss specific procedures for steel, concrete, and timber buildings. You will get step-by-step guidance on how to evaluate fire resistance using both testing and calculation methods. Structural Fire Engineering begins with an introduction to the behavioral aspects of fire and explains how structural materials react when exposed to elevated temperatures. From there, the book discusses the fire design aspects of key codes and standards, such as the International Building Code, the International Fire Code, and the NFPA Fire Code. Advanced topics are covered in complete detail, including residual capacity evaluation of fire damaged structures and fire design for bridges and tunnels. Explains the fire design requirements of the IBC, IFC, the NFPA Fire Code, and National Building Code of Canada Presents design strategies for steel, concrete, and timber structures as well as for bridges and tunnels Contains downloadable spreadsheets and problems along with solutions for instructors

Structural Design for Fire Safety

Structural Design for Fire Safety
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2018-05
  • ISBN : 1642241822

Structural Design for Fire Safety Book Review:

Fire protection of building structural systems traditionally has relied on component qualification testing, with acceptance criteria based on component survival during a "standard" fire for a prescribed rating period. These test procedures do not address the impact of the fire on a structural system. With advances in fire science and the advent of advanced structural analysis, the routine use of the computer as a design tool and limit states design, it is becoming possible to consider realistic fire scenarios and effects explicitly as part of the structural design process. Structural Design for Fire Safety specifically intends to highlight another major anomaly that currently exists in structural engineering practice. Although structural engineers of the world have access to the most sophisticated design tools and technologies for ensuring fire safety.It addresses structural fire safety, which is a key consideration in the design of buildings, and a topic attracting worldwide attention. Significant advances in research have increased our knowledge on the behavior of steel and steel-concrete composite structures in fire. Some areas are becoming well understood (like the behavior of isolated elements in conventional building materials), while others areas (such as global behavior of structures in fire, or constitutive modeling of innovative building materials at elevated temperatures) need further investigation. This book is intended to review progress in this area and to present latest developments with respect to future structural fire design. It will focus on the research needs for developing consistent methodologies for addressing this issue from a structural engineering perspective.

Fire Design of Steel Structures

Fire Design of Steel Structures
  • Author : Paulo Vila Real,Jean-Marc Franssen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 315
  • Relase : 2012-06-04
  • ISBN : 9783433601594

Fire Design of Steel Structures Book Review:

This book explains and illustrates the rules that are given in the Eurocode for designing steel structures subjected to fire. After the first introductory chapter, Chapter 2 explains how to calculate the mechanical actions (loads) in the fire situation based on the information given in EN 1990 and EN 1991. Chapter 3 presents the models to be used to represent the thermal action created by the fire. Chapter 4 describes the procedures to be used to calculate the temperature of the steelwork from the temperature of the compartment and Chapter 5 shows how the information given in EN 1993-1-2 is used to determine the loan bearing capacity of the steel structure. The methods use to evaluate the fire resistance of bolted and welded connections are described in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 describes a computer program called "Elefir-EN" which is based on the simple calculation model given in the Eurocode and allows designers to quickly and accurately calculate the performance of steel components in the fire situation. Chapter 9 looks at the issues that a designer may be faced with when assessing the fire resistance of a complete building. This is done via a case study and addresses most of the concepts presented in the earlier Chapters. The concepts and fire engineering procedures given in the Eurocodes may see complex those more familiar with the prescriptive approach. This publication sets out the design process in a logical manner giving practical and helpful advice and easy to follow worked examples that will allow designer to exploit the benefits of this new approach to fire design.

Steel and Composite Structures

Steel and Composite Structures
  • Author : Y.C. Wang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 351
  • Relase : 2003-09-02
  • ISBN : 9780203302248

Steel and Composite Structures Book Review:

Steel and Composite Structures: Behaviour and Design for Fire Safety presents a systematic and thorough description of the behaviour of steel and composite structures in fire, and shows how design methods are developed to quantify our understanding. Quantitative descriptions of fire behaviour, heat transfer in construction elements and structural analysis using numerical methods are all addressed and existing codes and standards for steel and composite fire safety design are critically examined. Using a comprehensive and systematic description of structural fire safety engineering principles, the author explains and illustrates the important difference between the behaviour of isolated structural elements and whole structures under fire conditions. This book is a vital source of information to structural and fire engineers. It will also be of considerable interest and value to students and researchers in this field.

Probability-Based Structural Fire Load

Probability-Based Structural Fire Load
  • Author : Leo Razdolsky
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 353
  • Relase : 2014-08-25
  • ISBN : 9781107038745

Probability-Based Structural Fire Load Book Review:

This book introduces the subject of probabilistic analysis to engineers and can be used as a reference in applying this technology.

Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings

Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings
  • Author : International Code Council
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2021-10-30
  • ISBN : 9783030790141

Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings Book Review:

This Guide provides information on special topics that affect the fire safety performance of very tall buildings, their occupants and first responders during a fire. This Guide addresses these topics as part of the overall building design process using performance-based fire protection engineering concepts as described in the SFPE Engineering Guide to Performance Based Fire Protection. This Guide is not intended to be a recommended practice or a document that is suitable for adoption as a code. The Guide pertains to “super tall,” “very tall” and “tall” buildings. Throughout this Guide, all such buildings are called “very tall buildings.” These buildings are characterized by heights that impose fire protection challenges; they require special attention beyond the protection features typically provided by traditional fire protection methods. This Guide does not establish a definition of buildings that fall within the scope of this document.

International Handbook of Structural Fire Engineering

International Handbook of Structural Fire Engineering
  • Author : Kevin LaMalva,Danny Hopkin
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2021
  • ISBN : 3030771245

International Handbook of Structural Fire Engineering Book Review:

This Handbook is focused on structural resilience in the event of fire. It serves as a single point of reference for practicing structural and fire protection engineers on the topic of structural fire safety. It is also stands as a key point of reference for university students engaged with structural fire engineering. Maximizes reader understanding of the concepts of structural fire safety and why/how they emerged and evolved over time Discusses what design fire models exist, when they might be chosen and why Details how different materials respond to fire and the methods that can be employed to attempt to ensure adequate structural response in fire Provides guidance concerning how solutions can be adequately implemented during the construction process Reviews the means by which post-fire performance can be interrogated and under what circumstances different structural forms can or cannot be re-instated.

Structural Fire Engineering

Structural Fire Engineering
  • Author : Tom Lennon
  • Publisher : Inst of Civil Engineers Pub
  • Pages : 179
  • Relase : 2011
  • ISBN : 0727741411

Structural Fire Engineering Book Review:

Structural Fire Engineering provides comprehensive and practical design guidance on the application of structural fire engineering to specialist structural engineers.